What can mining learn from other sectors to attract more women into the industry?
According to Kate Hobbs, Chair of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy's (AusIMM) Women in Mining Network (WIMnet), there is much that the mining industry can learn from other industries to attract and retain more diverse talent.
‘Our industry, much like the banking sector, is quite traditional in how we operate; certainly by looking at more innovative industries we can learn a lot more about attracting and retaining women, and also other people from a more diverse background.’
In this video, filmed in October 2018 at the International Mining and Resources Conference, Kate talks about what women want out of a career in mining and how close they are to getting it. Kate also compares the challenges women face in the mining industry to other industries and discusses what the mining industry can learn from other industries, and what other industries can learn from the mining sector. Before discussing how the #metoo movement has changed the way women think and act about the challenges faced within the workplace.